The Department of Space Studies seeks appointment of one faculty
member at the assistant professor level, non-tenure-track in the
area of Space Social Sciences (including, but are not limited to:
space sociology, space economics and commerce, space policy,
international space relations, space diplomacy, space management).
A Ph.D. is required. These positions will involve teaching,
research, and service. Each successful applicant will be expected
to develop and grow a research program (40% effort). It is
anticipated that the teaching load will be four courses per
academic year (40% effort), dependent on department needs and the
level of research being conducted. Graduate student advisement,
research committee membership, as well as service to the scholarly
community, University, and Department is expected to constitute an
additional 20% of effort.
Space Studies is a strongly interdisciplinary program featuring
a Ph.D. in Aerospace Sciences, an M.S. degree in Space Studies, and
an undergraduate minor. These faculty positions will enhance and
complement the department’s current emphasis in space policy and
law, space history, planetary science, space systems engineering,
human spaceflight, and management of space organizations. The
department is the lead institution in North Dakota’s NASA Space
Grant consortium, as well as NASA EPSCoR.
Duties & Responsibilities
The position is for an Assistant Professor with a 9-month
appointment. This position will be primarily focused on teaching
and research with some service. It is anticipated that the teaching
load will be up to 4 courses per academic year, dependent on
department needs and the level of research being conducted.
- Ph.D. in International Studies, Space Policy, Space Studies,
Space Management, or related; successful completion of criminal
history background check.
- Teaching experience at graduate level
- Awareness of the needs and proposal processes of potential
- Alignment of applicant’s research with departmental needs
- Established history of externally funded research and
- Active membership in national or international professional
- Current professional contacts within the space academic, public
service, or industry communities
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- Ability to lead a team of academic professionals
- Ability to visualize and develop research, educational and
outreach programs that serve North Dakota and the space
- Excellence in diversity and inclusion practices,
Send a letter of application, CV, teaching, research, and
service statements, and names and contact information for three
references to https://campus.und.edu/human-resources/careers/.
Review of applications will begin December 20, 2021, although the
position will remain open until filled.
All information listed in this position announcement
will be used by the Hiring Department and EEO/AA for screening,
interviewing and selection purposes.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be
required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and
to complete the required employment eligibility verification form
Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any
records related to the applications that identify an applicant are
confidential, except records related to the finalists of the
position, which are open to the public after the search committee
has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants
are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race
and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the
form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm.
This information will remain confidential and separate from your
ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all
proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility
includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter
of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.
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Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of
North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.
The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and
programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of
crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are
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You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police
Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND
58202.This position is subject to a criminal history record